Eventia and IVCA members set to vote on merger

Eventia and IVCA are assessing how to structure different levels of membership as their proposed merger brings greater diversity.

Eventia set to vote on merger
Eventia set to vote on merger

Members will vote on a final set of motions, including financial plans for a merged association, at two extraordinary general meetings (EGMs).

Eventia chairman Simon Hughes and IVCA chief executive Marco Forgione told C&IT that the EGMs would be held at the end of November or beginning of December.

"We need to operate in a more strategic way, as we have been through a substantial period of change in how clients are commissioning," said Forgione. "However, we cannot assume a vote will go one way or another."

If the separate meetings result in a positive vote from members, a final, joint EGM will be held in the new year.

Hughes said: "We need to get the right membership fees, but our intention is not to look at this as a way of increasing fee levels."

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